AUSTINTOWN - Rose T. Koneval, 87, died peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Austinwoods Nursing Home from complications of Covid-19.
Rose was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Youngstown, the daughter of Samuel and Theresa (Napolitano) Fiordelise.
She was a 1951 graduate of The Rayen School, where she proudly led her school as head majorette. Rose then attended Youngstown College and later started working at the Vindicator.
After raising her family, Rose worked at State Farm, Lincoln National and retired from Pavlich Insurance. Rose enjoyed many hobbies, which started with ceramics, where many family members proudly display the nativity sets and Christmas trees she made for them. She also tried her luck at bowling at Wedgewood Lanes and later Bocce at the Saxon Club, both where she made lifelong friends. Rose looks forward every year to where the next travel adventure would take her. She was blessed to be able to travel with family and friends to Hawaii, Bahamas, Punta Cana, Niagara Falls, Florida, and of course many casinos.
In between all of this, Rose always loved to have family dinners where she displayed her skills at Italian foods and many varieties of meals. You could also always see Rose (Nana) at her grandchildrens' sporting events and plays, and even enjoyed a Disney Bush Gardens vacation with them.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Koneval, whom she married Nov. 6, 1951, and died June 17, 2012; sister Sara Tabachino; brother Marshall Fiordelise and her parents.
Rose will be missed by her daughter, Theresa Koneval (Dan Richards) of Austintown; two sons, Stephen Koneval of Beloit and Michael Koneval of Boardman; and six grandchildren, Stephen, Jacob, Gillian, Danielle, Samantha and Adam.
Family and friends may call Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating.
The family would like to thank all of their family and friends who have helped over the last year with their support, visits and prayers. The family has requested material tributes take the form of donations to the Saxon Club, 710 S Meridian Rd. Youngstown, OH 44509.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.